Teens aged 12 or older will now be required to follow quarantine rules when planning to enter Slovenia, with the latter’s authorities reducing exemptions for children to enter Slovenia without quarantine, from 15 to 12.
“According to the amendment of the decree setting the conditions for entry into the Law of the Republic of Slovenia for the Containment and Control of the Infectious Disease COVID-19, the exemption for children from entering Slovenia without quarantine has been reduced from 15 to 12 years,” the statement published by the Slovenian Ministry of the Interior.
The Balkan country’s government adopted such changes on November 11, setting out entry requirements for people from other countries interested in gaining access to Slovenia, while new restrictions came into force on November 15, TheSchengen.com reports.
The ministry clarified that the COVID-19 rapid antigen test may not be used in order to demonstrate that the tested rule has been met.
According to figures provided by the World Health Organization, 378,142 people have been infected with the Corona virus and its new strains in Slovenia since the beginning of the epidemic, while 5,260 people have died.
The same source shows that Slovenia recorded 2,365 cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, while no new deaths related to the virus were reported during the same period.
Because of this increase in the number of COVID-19 infections, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) last month stressed that the COVID-19 situation in Slovenia, as well as five other European countries had worsened, therefore, the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention urged Citizens of European countries, especially those who have not completed the vaccination process against the virus, should not travel to these countries.
The authorities in Slovenia have constantly tried to manage the COVID-19 situation. On July 14, Slovenia abolished the color coding system, imposing equal entry restrictions on all travelers from other countries.
The Slovenian government previously also stressed that people who have completed immunization with any of the vaccines approved by the country’s health authorities are now required to follow entry rules such as quarantine requirements.
According to data provided by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, 64.8 percent of the population in Slovenia is fully vaccinated against the virus.
In July, Slovenia joined the EU DCC portal, launching such a document in order to facilitate the travel process for all vaccinated travelers, those who have recovered from the virus and those who have recently tested positive for the virus.
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